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The Song of the Nightingale

By Tanya Landman
Illustrated by Laura Carlin

A gorgeous and evocative story of how the animals got their colours, from Carnegie Medal-winner Tanya Landman and V&A Illustration Award winner Laura Carlin.

The earth was young and full of colour. But the animals were dull and drab. The painter decided: something must be done! With dabs and sweeps the painter's brush creates the stripes on the zebra, the sharp suit of the penguin and the bright splashes on parrots. But what can he give the nightingale when his paintbox has run dry? A beautiful and gently moving tale from the award-winning Tanya Landman and Laura Carlin.

  • The first collaboration between Carnegie Award-winning author Tanya Landman and V&A Illustration Award-winner Laura Carlin.
  • A timeless story of how the animals got their colours, reminiscent of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories.
  • Tanya Landman has written numerous books for children and young people. Buffalo Soldier, winner of the Carnegie Medal, has sold over 8,000 copies in the UK TCM.

About the author

Tanya Landman has written numerous books for children and young people, including Buffalo Soldier, winner of the Carnegie Medal, Apache, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the BookTrust Teenage Prize, The Goldsmith's Daughter and Hell and High Water, shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Sam Swann and Poppy Fields mystery series and the beautiful picture book Mary's Penny. Tanya lives in Bideford, Devon, with her two sons. Visit Tanya at www.tanyalandman.com.

About the illustrator

Laura Carlin is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and the winner of several awards, including the V&A Book Illustration Award. Her work has featured in Vogue, the Guardian and The New York Times; her previous books for Walker include The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, which was awarded an honourable mention in the Bologna Ragazzi Award fiction category. Laura lives in London. See Laura's work at lauracarlin.blogspot.co.uk.

ISBN: 9781406349399
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 5, 2020
Dimensions: 245 x 288mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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